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Videos and Interviews

Explore these videos offering a look at some of the grantees and programs that we support. Please note that the links are hosted on external sites.

(60 minutes):  Tower Foundation Grant Information Webinar - December 6, 2016 from Tower Foundation on Vimeo.
Tower Foundation Program Officers discuss the Foundation's origins, geographic funding area, the populations it serves, and its grant making processes.


PEDALS (2 minutes) from HFWCNY on Vimeo.
PEDALS: Positive Emotional Development and Learning Skills (NY):
To help prepare young children emotionally and socially for kindergarten, The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation and the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York have partnered to create PEDALS: Positive Emotional Development and Learning Skills. PEDALS is a two-year program providing early child care educators in Erie and Niagara counties with coaching on how to use evidence-based emotional and social curricula and assessments in their classrooms.

Think College (MA):

Think College is a program of the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston. The Tower Foundation is providing matching funds for a federal innovation grant awarded to Think College. The project is testing the effectiveness of a program that enrolls students with intellectual disabilities in college while they are still in high school. Students are supported in both academic and career development pursuits. Click the link above to a documentary, Rethinking College, a powerful testimony to the importance of expanded college access for people with intellectual disabilities.

Barnstable Public Schools (MA): (Substance Use Disorders)
Barnstable High School has developed a series of intervention & prevention videos. This is Episode One (of Five) - Addiction Wellness.

North Shore Community College (MA): College and Career Access Program (CCAP) (Intellectual Disabilities)
Provides vocational training and support.

Vista Vocational & Life Skills Center (CT): Vista Arts Center (Intellectual Disabilities)

Aspire of Western New York (NY): Project SEARCH (Intellectual Disabilities)

Lahey Behavioral Health (MA): The SUN Project (Substance Use Disorders)

Northeast Arc (MA): Tools for Independence (Intellectual Disabilities)

Horizon Health Services (NY): Expressive Arts Therapy (Substance Use Disorders) 

Pathways for Children (MA): Children Can't Wait (Mental Health) 

Heritage Centers (NY): Floortime (Intellectual Disabilities)